Apple has signed deals with 13 car manufacturers to use a new in-car user interface for iOS7 iPhones offering access to calls, messages, music and mapping services.
A look at the mobile video apps Sprout NOW and USA Network NOW that Comcast's NBCUniversal has launched for two of its cable networks show both the progress the industry has made with TV Everywhere, and how over-the-top-video could shake up the sector.
According to a new report from research firm IDC, Google's Android platform is predicted to maintain the top spot among smartphone platforms this year, with 78.9 percent global market share.
The Disney Movies Anywhere service for PCs and iOS requires an iTunes account now, but in the future Disney expects to work with other "provider partners."
Pay-TV distributors will face new competition for sales of paid video-on-demand movies with the launch of a cloud-based movie service that Walt Disney Co. launched Tuesday with Apple.
Facebook's $16 billion deal for over-the-top messaging service WhatsApp likely will not have a major impact on U.S. carriers and other Western operators because most have begun offering unlimited voice and text messaging. However, the action could put pressure on carriers in emerging markets, according to industry analysts.
If the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal ultimately goes through, the market for broadband and cable service won't change much. But it will change in important ways. Comcast, for one, will soon be the gatekeeper to broadband customers and TV viewers in nearly every major market.
According to a San Francisco Chronicle report, which cited unnamed sources, Apple has much larger ambitions for future growth, and two areas that it seems intent on exploring are the automotive realm and medical devices.
In the run-up to every Mobile World Congress, media and analysts spend much time speculating on what is likely to feature at the event, indicating the importance of these four days as a bellwether for the mobile industry. Already there are signs that this is shaping up to be an eventful show--certainly if Huawei's recent video teaser is anything to go by.
The leaders of France and Germany are reportedly set to discuss ways to circumvent U.S. surveillance of European communications, at the same time as the U.S. secretary of state pushes China to reduce web censorship.